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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park Bali Island

Garuda Wisnu Kencana

Cultural Park Garuda Wisnu Kencana , abbreviated GWK, is a tourist park in the southern island of Bali. Tourist park is located in Nusa Dua promontory, Badung regency, about 40 kilometers south of Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. In this cultural garden area, planned to set up a landmark or mascot of Bali, which is a giant statue of Lord Vishnu who was riding his mount, Garuda, as high as 12 meters.
Areas of Cultural Park Garuda Wisnu Kencana located at an altitude of 146 meters above the ground surface or 263 feet above sea level.
In that area there is also the Statue of Garuda is just behind Plaza Vishnu is Garuda Plaza where the 18-meter-high statue of Garuda placed temporarily. At this time, Garuda Plaza became the focal point of a large hall carved limestone pillars that includes more than 4000 square meters of open space that is Lotus Pond. Limestone pillars of the colossal and monumental sculptures Lotus Pond, Garuda create a space that is very exotic. With a capacity of a room that can accommodate up to 7000 people, Lotus Pond has earned a good reputation as a perfect place to hold major events and international.
There is also a statue of Vishnu's hand, which is part of the statue of the god Vishnu. This is one step closer to completing a full statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana. This work was placed temporarily in the area Tirta Agung.

Place of Recreation at GWK

GWK has several recreational areas including:
Vishnu Plaza
Vishnu Plaza is the highest ground in areas where our place while GWK is the most important part of the Garuda statue Golden statue of Vishnu Vishnu.
At any given time day, there will be some traditional Balinese performance with magnificent statues of Vishnu as the background. Because the location is high, you can view the surrounding panorama. Statue of Vishnu, as the focal point of Vishnu Plaza, surrounded by fountains and wells in the nearby holy water which he says is never dry even during the dry season.

Parahyangan Somaka Giri placed next to a statue of Vishnu. This is where the water is located, which has historically been trusted by the people in the area as a blessing with strong magical powers to cure illness and ask the gods of rain during the dry season. Because of its location on high ground (on the hill), this natural phenomenon is considered a saint and it is believed locally to be holy water.

Street Theater

Street Theater is the point of beginning and end of the visit to the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. Here we can find many shops and restaurants in one place and where all the celebrations going on.
You can get the souvenir merchandise GWK Bali and especially at GWK Bali Souvenir Shop and Art Market. We can even find a Balinese spa and aromatherapy products in this store. While here, why not try the foot reflexology Bali after a walk. We can taste the good food at the best prices only at our , Food Theatre, and our newest restaurant, The Home with a package of all you can eat.
At several times a day, we can enjoy shopping and dining while accompanied by the performance of Bali, especially like the barong, Rindik and parades.

Lotus Pond

Lotus Pond is the largest outdoor area at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) and Cultural Park, most likely, in Bali. Thus, Lotus Pond is a great place and just to hold a large-scale outdoor events.
Over the years, GWK has been trusted for large scale was held, both nationally and internationally, in the Lotus Pond events like music concerts, international meetings, large parties. Lotus Pond is a unique place with limestone pillars at the sides and the majestic statue of Garuda in the background.
Lotus Pond originated from lotus. Lotus is the ultimate symbol of beauty, prosperity, and fertility. Vishnu also always carries a lotus flower in her hand and almost all the gods of the Hindu god who sits in the lotus or bring flowers.

Some interesting facts is that the lotus plant grows in water, has its roots in the illus or mud, and spread the flowers in the air above. Thus, the lotus symbolizes human life and also that the cosmos.
Lotus roots are sunk in the mud of material life. The shaft passing through the water symbolizes the existence in the astral world. Flowers floating on the water and open to the sky is emblematical of spiritual being.
Indraloka Garden

This park is named after the heavenly god Indra Indraloka for a beautiful panoramic view. Indraloka Garden is one of the most favorite place in the Garuda Wisnu Kencana medium for a little party, gathering and wedding ceremonies. We can see the view from the top Indraloka Bali Garden


Amphitheatre is an outdoor place for special performances by well-designed acoustic. Every afternoon you can watch the famous Kecak dance and free which is about at 18.30 s / d 19:30 AM. Kecak even this can be collaborated with other regional dances.

Tirta Agung

Tirta Agung is the perfect outdoor space for the intermediate event. You also can visit the statue of Vishnu's hand, part of the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana located nearby.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park is a park in Unggasan Jimbaran Bali tourist attractions Statue by GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana). GWK statue is a replica statue of the god Vishnu riding Garuda vehicle named as high as 12 m, the work of famous sculptor of Bali, I Nyoman Nuarta. Areas of Cultural Park Garuda Wisnu Kencana located at an altitude of 146 meters above the ground surface or 263 feet above sea level.

This statue is projected to bind spatial with visibility up to 20 miles so it can be seen from Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua to Tanah Lot. Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is a symbol of environmental rescue mission and the world. The statue is made of a mixture of copper and steel weighing 4,000 tons, with a height of 75 meters and 60 meters wide. If construction is completed, this statue will be the largest sculpture in the world and beat the Statue of Liberty.

Temple Besakih in Bali Island

Besakih Temple

Pura Besakih is a complex of temples that are located in the village of Besakih, Rendang sub district, Bali, Indonesia. The complex consists of a Pura Besakih Pura Centre (Penataran Agung Besakih) and 18 Pura Assistance (1 Pura Pura Basukian and 17 Other). At Temple Basukian, this is the first time in the area where the receipt of God's revelation by Rsi Markendya Hyang, the precursor of Religion Hindu Dharma in Bali now, as its center. Pura Besakih is the center of activities of all temples in Bali. Among all pretended to be included in the Besakih complex, Penataran Great was the largest temple, most buildings pelinggihnya, most types upakaranya and is the center and all the temples in Besakih temple complex. In the Supreme Penataran there are 3 main temple statue or symbol of God's nature Stana Tri Murti, namely Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva which is the symbol of God the Creator, Preserver and god god fuser / Reincarnation. Pura Besakih on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination since 1995.


The physical presence of Pura Besakih building, not just a place bersemayamnya God, according to Hindu Dharma Religious belief, the largest on the island of Bali, but it has a background connection with the meaning of Mount Agung. A highest mountain on the island of Bali which is believed to be the central Government Nature Spirits, Nature of the Gods, who became the messenger of God for the region and around the island of Bali. So it is fitting that on the slopes of Mount Agung Southwest made for the sanctity of human building, Pura Besakih meaningful philosophical.
Terkadung philosophical meaning in the Pura Besakih in its development contain elements of culture that includes:
Knowledge systems,
Life of equipment and technology,
Social organizations,
Livelihood of living,
Language system,
Religion and ceremonies, and
The seventh element of culture is embodied in the form of cultural ideas, a form of cultural activity, and the form of material culture. It has appeared both in the pre-Hindu or the Hindu who has been progressing through the mythic stage, the stage of ontology and functional stages.

Object of Research

Pura Besakih as the object of research related to social and cultural life of the community in Karangasem regency of Bali Province.
Based on a study, Pura Besakih physical building has been progressing from pre-Hindu culture with evidence of the menhirs, punden terraces, steps, statues, which evolved into the building in the form of Meru, pelinggih, gedong, or Padmasana as a result of the Hindu culture.

The background of the existence of a physical building Pura Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung is a place of worship to worship mountain gods conceived as a palace of the supreme God.
At that stage of human functional Balinese man finds himself as homo religious and have religious culture that is social, the cultural activities related activity is always associated with the teachings of Hindu Religion.

In Hindu culture of Bali, it turns out the meaning of Pura Besakih identified as part of the development of social culture of the Balinese people from starting pre-Hindu is heavily influenced by changes in the elements of culture that flourished, so the influence of cultural change in the form of ideas, a form of cultural activity, and a form of cultural the material. The changes are related to the doctrine concerning Tattwa about the concept of divinity, Tata-moral doctrine that governs how Hindus in bertingka behavior, and teaching settings in the ceremony is a ritual activity from people offering to his Lord, so that all three courses is a unity in the teaching of Religion Hindu Dharma in Bali.


The complex consists of 18 Pura Besakih Pura Pura and 1 Utama. Pura Besakih is the center of activities of all temples in Bali. This object is suitable for travelers who like to cultural tourism. One tip, if you do not have time to linger here, focus to the Pura Basukian, Penataran the Great (the largest), Dark and Pura Pura Batumadeg.

But do not forget, to respect local customs, during his visit to Pura Besakih you should wear modest clothing with a cloth and scarves (can be rented at the front entrance).

Open daily from 8:00 to 17:00 pm, with ticket prices around Rp7.000's. If you come alone, you can enlist the services of a tour guide to accompany a cost of about Rp 10 thousand to Rp30 thousand (negotiable). Clever-smart bargain!

If you're hungry here are also available food stalls or food and beverage stores. In the village of Besakih also many hotels, bunglow, and several guest houses. But if you decide to spend the night in the temple area, get ready for thick blankets and warm clothing for Besakih expel air is very cold at night.

Great Pyramid Giza Egypt (7 wonders of the World)

Pyramid Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest pyramid of the three pyramids at Giza necropolis and it is believed that the pyramid was built as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh, Khufu (Χεωψ, Cheops) and constructed for more than 20 years and is estimated to take place in about the year 2560 BCE. Pyramid is sometimes referred to as the Pyramid of Khufu.

El Giza Giza region or also known as El Gizeh Gizeh or (Al Jizah) is a region located in the area near Cairo (Egypt), the pyramids are found here are the largest category in comparison with the pyramids on earth.

Pyramids of Giza or the great pyramid that lay on a bed of desert temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius is composed of three large Pyramids Sphinx plus one. It is the third pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Rakhaef / Chephren) and Menkaure (Mycerinus) plus three small pyramids. Each of the pyramid of Cheops and Mycerinus Chepren have the same interior.

There is a king room, queen room, the door of the tunnel (four feet in diameter with a length of 40 meters). Most residents in the century known as a farmer. they make use of the Nile valley to serve as their waters.

Giza pyramid complex was built the ancient Egyptians about 5000 years ago has a broad area that could be equated between the distance from St. Peter (Rome), the Cathedral of Florence (Milan) to the St. Paul (London). Also believed to be a collection of stones at the Giza Pyramids when put together can make a 3-meter-high walls with a thickness of 0.3 meters which can cover the whole of France.

When compared with the Empire State Building in New York, pyramid or pyramid is greater than 30 times and can even be seen from the moon. While the Egyptians Kunosendiri build it in 30 years. Not to mention of how to move the stone pyramid of rock and compile them into a high (some say made structures on slopes or screw as the screw is then whitewashed with lime stone on the outer layer.

Someone mentioned that these rocks are the result of casting), construction of accurate weight and center point of the object. So as previously stated there is mention that the Pyramid was built by a UFO by linking with a portrait of the pyramids on Mars. Anything else is speculated that the pyramids were built by man are stranded future in the past.

There is also a pyramid associated with the constellation Orion constellation in terms of the location of the pyramids of Giza and the Pyramids katiga Mayapun believed to have the same location and position of clusters based on the Orion constellation. In addition it is also believed to have room under the Sphinx (who called off Hall Records) which is the secret key to the Zep's Edge which is a past golden age when the Pyramids of Giza is made.

According to research from scientists and Archaeology, raw material for making pyramid taken from several places. Eg limestone from Tura, granite from Aswan, copper from the Sinai and Lebanon wood for the coffins of all of which are transported through the Nile. Then the workers average worker died at a young age between 30 years due to spinal cord injury due to carry very heavy loads. Then there are also revealed how the emergency aid for the injured worker.

Approximately four years ago, I began to set foot on this earth-one of the main prophets nickname for Egypt. Of the country, I took a million dreams and visions of Egypt. From Indonesia with Hopes, so to speak.

Egyptian culture is like two sides of the piece of metal. Different but still it's the same thing. Positive and negative side is always there, even so in the land of Egypt. Quite often I find the behavior of most people that sucks, but many are pleasant and soothing when viewed.

Presumably, the words 'Amr ibn' Ash, the hero who managed to subdue Egypt (fath Mashr, 640 AD), while expressing his first impression of Egyptian society, is quite represent the existence of two positive and negative sides of it in Egypt. He said: "... Nisâ'uhum ruqosô, kibâruhum juhalâ, wa shigôruhum adzkiyâ '... / the women are dancers, a stupid adult, while the little kids are so smart ...".

Among the cities that are part of the history of world civilization in Egypt, Cairo and Giza is one of the main city with an abundance of cultural expressions. If you berpelancong to Egypt, you will be invited to enjoy the beauty of Cairo and Giza through the City Tour. The goal was fariativ tourist attraction. But, there are some places that became a major tourist attraction in the City Tour, such as Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza, the Museum Tahrer, River Nile and the Khan el-Khalili.

Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) at Giza is the largest pyramid built by King Pharaoh Khufu, the third king of Dynasty IV in 2690 BC in the land area of ​​13 acres. 146 meters high (136 live now due to erosion at the top). Number of stones about 2.5 million meter3. About the number of employees, Wieslaw Kozinki, a Polish architect, believed that at least tedapat average of 25 people to carry a piece of rock weighing 1 to 1.5 tons. Recent research shows that there are at least 8-12 people who draw a stone size of 2.5 tons. Petrie, a leading Egyptolog justify what is written Herodotus, Greek historian, about the presence of 100 thousand workers in the construction of pyramids.

Two other pyramids at Giza is, or Chepren Khafre, and Mycerinos. Khafre Pyramid was built by King Khafre, the son of King Cheops, in the year 2650 BC, the height reaches 136 meters, the length of its side is 214 meters, and the amount of 2.2 million meter3 stone. One again, pyramid Menkaure (Mycerinos) built by Menkaure, Khafre's son king in 2600 BC, with a height of 104 meters and 62 meters long side.

In addition to the three famous Pyramid of Giza which was, in fact there are many pyramids in Egypt. Total number reaches 94 pyramids. Only the forms are relatively smaller than the third Giza Pyramid. Pyramid-pyramid is believed to be the burial place of kings Pharaoh / Ramses along with their wealth which came to power in 2635-1780 BC. Architecture's first pyramid was Imhotep maker. Pyramid shape that led to this cone describes a ladder that will deliver the king who died to heaven.

The Sphinx is a statue of a human-headed lion-bodied, with a length of 57 meters, was built by King Chepren in the same year with Chepren pyramid. Sphinx is located approximately 200 meters east of the pyramid, and as if seen as guardians of the pyramid when viewed from the front. First, the Sphinx's body was buried in the desert stretch to the neck, and was clearly seen entirely in 1926.

Approximately 120 km east of Giza, the Down Town area, Tahrer Square, you can see the rest of the world civilization in the form of the mummy of Pharaoh / Tahrer Ramses at the museum. In the dominant building with maroon color, there are many historical relics. In addition to storing historical relics from the ancient Egyptian civilization, Museum Tahrer also save the results of the findings of the Egyptolog who did the excavation and study for years.

This building consists of two floors, ground floor with stone statues and wooden boats used during ancient Egypt, Champollion duplicate inscription, the stone coffin and hundreds of other historical objects.

The second floor is being showcased stone tombs of the kings, war and hunting vehicles and other gold jewelry. The most important historical relics owned by the museum is the head of Tut Ankh Amon gold is placed in a special room and still intact, and the mummy of Ramses II, which according to historians is the time of Prophet Moses Pharaoh. The mummy is kept in a special room with a coolant temperature is always controlled, upstairs, along with 10 other mummies of ancient Egyptian kings.

Remove the remainder watched at the Museum of Ancient Egyptian civilization Tahrer, you can simply walk about 100 meters toward the edge of the Nile. Simply enjoy the beautiful sunset, or indulging in seeing exotic night on the outskirts of Cairo, the Nile.

More than just beauty, the Nile is the lifeblood of Egypt. No wonder the Naguib Mahfouz, the Egyptian origin of the famous poet makes the ocean edge of the Nile as his inspiration. The touch of modern aesthetic makes the Nile looks more beautiful and exotic. International hotels thrive along the edge of the Nile is familiarly called kournich like Sheraton, Royal Tower, Semiramis, Four Seasons and so on.

What also adds to Cairo is exotic, floating restaurants lining the sides of the Nile. This floating ship-shaped restaurant, presents an attractive package for travelers. In addition to enjoying dinner on the outskirts of the Nile, the traveler will also be pampered with treats various typical Egyptian art. Not to mention the Big Dipper Big Dipper-small there is always ready to take the travelers who want to enjoy the breeze in the middle of the river Nile.

Floating ship and Cairo Tower, foto: dedepermana

Finished enjoying dinner on the outskirts of the Nile, stop for a moment at the Cairo Tower. From the top of the tower, you can shoot all the sides of the city of Cairo. And, from a height of 187 meters, the trust-not believe, you will witness the Cairo night more beautiful than the original.

To end your trip in Cairo, bring sweet memories and unique to relatives in the country, you can get in Khan el-Khalili, the traditional shopping center in Cairo. Located not far from A-Azhar Mosque, precisely next to Hadrat Hussein Mosque. Market becomes the main shopping area of ​​foreign tourists is also known as Mosky Suq (Market Moski).

In this market you will find various models of Egyptian souvenirs made of stone, silver, from papyrus to paper ornaments. Here also there is a restaurant that serves kuftah (grilled meat), dagag masywiyah (chicken grilled / roasted), who served on a stainless steel plate with siriyyah Ruz (typical Egyptian rice), tohinah (sauce of soy beans), salthoh (pickled vegetables ), and 'Ish (15 cm diameter round bread). Sitting relaxed in Khan el-Khalili would be more fun while sipping sahlab (a mixture of warm milk sprinkled with peanuts), syay bi Laban (milk tea), or just suck syisya (typical Egyptian cigarettes).

Treasures of past civilizations has indeed been raised Egypt to the stage of world history. It was no exaggeration when people say one of the main civilizations of Egypt as the largest in the world. Certainly many factors that can prove this saying. It could be that you do not believe it, but, slowly, after a reading knowledge of Egyptian civilization, or-perhaps-after you visit directly to the Land of Thousand tower was, what people say that, would you Amini.